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WTN: My first Torrontés

by Mark Lipton » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:10 am

While recently trolling a local retailer's shop for value whites (several Cono Sur wines and an '06 Allram GV were the lure) I came across several well-priced Torrontés wines and decided to take a chance on a couple. The first one, opened with a light supper tonight:

2008 Trivento Torrontés "Select" Mendoza ($9.99)
nose: floral notes, stones and stone fruit, alcoholic heat
palate: moderately acidic, unoaked, somewhat soft, crisp finish, cleanly fruity

Somewhat reminiscent of Pinot Blanc in the nose, the wine had a somewhat offputting level of heat in the nose (13.5% ABV), but was acceptable with food. Jean felt that it might have a touch of RS as the mouthfeel was quite soft though there was noticeable acidity to the wine. A bit too heavy for a summer quaffer and a bit to soft for a dinner wine, but all in all not a bad showing.

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